Glowing Beet’s March Box Review

Glowing Beet’s March Box Review

Hey, happy spring!!  It feels so good to say that!  Winter is hopefully almost gone and spring is in the air.  Well this month’s Glowing Beet’s box gave me a little taste of spring with a lipstick from FitGlow Beauty that’s a mauve pink the perfect transition from winter to spring.  Plus, it’s exclusively made just for Glowing Beets-how cool!  Then I got some skincare goodies from Gaffer & Child- a facial serum that smells like lemony goodness, and a facial cleanser that’s minty fresh.  Plus, some pins to serve as a reminder to not only love yourself but love more in general.  If you haven’t heard of Glowing Beet’s then read below on how this subscription box works.  If you have, skip to the full review of the March box!

Why Glowing Beets?  Well, for starters they include high quality indie brands and they make it so simple.  Their website alone is so easy to navigate and browse.  They have one box, it’s $29.95-a steal for high end green beauty products.  The boxes are all the same, but may vary slightly.  For ex. some boxes may get a different lipstick color, but they’re all from the same brand.  All boxes are shipped at the end of the month once you’re a subscriber, and if you order during the month it will be shipped out within a few days, up until the 15th of the month.  You can sign up for one box, otherwise you will be billed monthly.

I love the concept of Glowing Beets for those who are new to the green beauty scene.  They give you a good selection of products, so you’re able to test them out without making a big commitment at first.  They also offer special discounts to those brands if you do like them-how cool is that?!  Glowing Beets does the research for the best products so you don’t have too.  They include a card in each box that lists what the products are.

On to the review!

FitGlow Lipstick in Beet-

I love the name of this lipstick!  Obviously perfect for Glowing Beets but also so true to the color.  The lip color reminds me so much of a beet.  It’s mauve, with some pinkish and berry notes mixed in.  A great color for everyday wear but also for kicking it up a notch at night if you keep your lips pretty minimal during the day.  The lipstick itself is super hydrating and goes on so smooth.  I’m not new to FitGlow Lipsticks.  I actually found my perfect red lipstick in a Glowing Beet’s box last year in the color Love.  I’m pretty sure this newest find is going to become a fave for spring!

Gaffer & Child Face Cleanser-

So you guys know I love anything with mint in it-and that goes for food too! Haha, love the smell, love the taste.  So when I saw peppermint essential oil in this face cleanser I was all in.  This cleanser does offer a light foam, even though it’s oil based.  It suds up and gives an overall clean feeling to the skin.  It says to avoid the eye area, so I did, but it removed all my facial makeup.  Their ingredients are mostly organic, minus the green tea extract and willow bark extract.  I really dig the glass pump bottle, not only for the environment but also for product preservation.

Gaffer & Child Hydrating Serum-

Next up is their Hydrating Serum. This serum as I mentioned earlier smells like lemons- a very pleasant scent.  The oil itself is lighter than a lot of oils I’ve tried and goes on smooth.  My skin felt hydrated and moisturized in the morning. Also, a great serum for in the morning before applying your makeup, as it’s not a heavy serum.  A little goes a long way with the product.  I love that the first ingredient is argan oil-one of my favorite oils.  It’s 100% raw, vegan, organic and non-gmo.  With only 8 ingredients this oil packs a punch.  A light refreshing oil perfect for spring!

Fred and Far Pins-

This month we got some cute pins in our box too!  These pins are special reminders to choose love first and foremost.  One of the pins says Me-a gentle reminder about self love.  Remembering you can’t love other people, unless you truly love yourself.  Also, the More Love Pin is a sweet greeting card to celebrate love.  These are encouraging messages we all need to hear!

Did you see anything you want?  Have you signed up for Glowing Beet’s yet?   Check out Glowing Beet’s here and use code GGG10 for 10% off your first box!

Glowing Beet’s January Box Review

Glowing Beet’s January Box Review

I can’t believe it’s already mid-February!  This new year is going by so quick!  I was determined to get the review for Glowing Beet’s up as soon as I could.  I got the box a little late so wanted to test out the product before I wrote my review.  The box was filled with some Freerange Lavender Hand and Body Lotion, a rosehip highlighter by Scandic Botanica, a Modicum skincare set and some David’s toothpaste.  If you’re not familiar with Glowing Beet’s then check out the next paragraph where I fill you in on this monthly subscription box!

Why Glowing Beets?  Well, for starters they include high quality indie brands and they make it so simple.  Their website alone is so easy to navigate and browse.  They have one box, it’s $29.95-a steal for high end green beauty products.  The boxes are all the same, but may vary slightly.  For ex. some boxes may get a different lipstick color, but they’re all from the same brand.  All boxes are shipped at the end of the month once you’re a subscriber, and if you order during the month it will be shipped out within a few days, up until the 15th of the month.  You can sign up for one box, otherwise you will be billed monthly.

I love the concept of Glowing Beets for those who are new to the green beauty scene.  They give you a good selection of products, so you’re able to test them out without making a big commitment at first.  They also offer special discounts to those brands if you do like them-how cool is that?!  Glowing Beets does the research for the best products so you don’t have too.  They include a card in each box that lists what the products are.

So let’s get on with the review of this month’s goodies!

Scandic Botanica Rosehip Highlighter-

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This highlighter is so unique compared to anything else I’ve used in the past as a highlighter.  It actually doesn’t have any shimmer or sparkle in it.  It gives you more of a fresh dewy look, opposed to a shimmer that you might be used too.  It’s also a lot more emollient than any highlighter I’ve used in the past too.  The whole packaging is very eco friendly and the wax stamped top is so cute.  I love the ingredient list!  Super simple and clean.  This is great on bare skin, mixed in with your foundation a bit or just applied over it.

Freerange Skincare Lavender Hand and Body Lotion-

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This lotion was an extra in this month’s box since it was late.  I love that they use eggs made from their free range hens-how cool!  The lotion isn’t super heavy and quickly melts right into your skin. It holds it’s moisture for a while and leaves behind a pleasant lavender smell-nothing too strong.  A nice add in!

Modicum Travel Skincare Set-

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It was nice trying out a good amount of skincare from a company.  You can really get a feel for their products.  I really like how the cleanser is a mild foaming cleanser but isn’t too harsh and doesn’t dry out my skin.  You get that clean feeling minus the dryness.  The exfoliant is unique in that it comes in powder form and you mix a couple pumps of the cleanser with it to form a paste.  It left my skin feeling smooth and soft.  It didn’t feel harsh at all either.  A great mild exfoliant!  The serum melts right into your skin, leaving behind no greasy residue.  My skin felt so soft and hydrated.  I also really liked how the products weren’t really strong smelling.  They just smell earthy clean-if that is such a thing. The whole basis of Modicum Skincare is the power of plant based ingredients and their healing properties.

David’s Toothpaste-

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This toothpaste is a great alternative for people who are used to a tube toothpaste and want to get something similar but in the natural realm. It smells minty fresh!  The packaging is cute and the toothpaste leaves your mouth feeling clean.

That sums up my review of Glowing Beet’s January box!  Have you signed up yet for Glowing Beets?  A great green beauty box that delivers each month. Use coupon code: GGG10 for 10% off  your first box!  Shop Glowing Beets here.

Goodebox Review

Goodebox Review

I recently received a beauty box from Goodbeing (formerly Goodebox).  I was so excited!  A green beauty box created just for me-I couldn’t wait to unbox all the goodies!  Now you may be asking what is Goodbeing?  Well, allow me to explain.  Goodbeing is a premium discovery & trial service providing expertly curated, healthy beauty products, non-toxic cosmetics, natural wellness & sustainable, toxin-free living goods.  Sounds amazing huh?!  Well, it is.

Here’s how it works-

-You sign up and choose what plan works for you.  One time, Monthly, multi-months or every other month.  A one time purchase starts at $21 and after that it gets cheaper if you bundle more months together.  For example, if you sign up for 3 months, you’ll pay $60-so $20 per box instead of $21.

-Once you decide what plan you want, then you fill out your member profile.  Each box is customized according to your profile.  This is the part I love.  So if you don’t like lavender, there won’t be lavender in your box!  Pretty cool!

-Then once you’ve done all that, you’ll receive your box within the first 14 days of the month with 4-5 trial sized products.  When you receive your box, you’ll get a card talking about each product and how to use it.

-Once you’ve received your box you will get special offers and discounts for all the products found in the box.  So if you really like the lip gloss in your box, you can get 20% off of it.

Why I love it??

It’s not a super expensive box.  Most people can spend $21 a month on a beauty box.  Goodbeing gives you a great opportunity to test out clean products you might not normally.  For example, there were brands I hadn’t even heard of in my recent box.  I love that!  Not only that but I receive discounts to purchase the full size products or other products they offer.  I also like the fact that each box is customized.  You don’t end up with product you wouldn’t use or fragrance you might not like, etc.  Another cool feature of Goodbeing is that they focus on not just clean beauty, but also wellness products and sustainable living products.

Ok, so now that you know all about Goodbeing, let’s talk about the loot I received in my October box.

My Konjac Sponge-

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I was a little skeptical when I saw that I had received a konjac sponge.  I had tried others in the past and didn’t like them.  But I was hoping for a different experience with this one and that’s exactly what I got.  This isn’t your average konjac sponge-it’s so much better!  When I looked into it further I noticed My Konjac Sponge had several different varieties of konjac sponges and the one I got was French Red Clay-which is great for dry/mature and sensitive skin types.   I used it in conjunction with my cleanser and it helped to clean and exfoliate at the same time.  Other konjac sponges were too harsh in the past, but the My Konjac French Red Sponge brings the perfect amount of exfoliation.  When you get a konjac sponge it’s hard, but then you get it wet and it softens completely into a sponge like loofah.  Konjac is actually made of a porous root vegetable, and are touted for being great at removing dirt, oil and blackheads.  The fibers of the sponge help to dislodge the dirt.  I loved the My Konjac Sponge because it wasn’t too harsh of an exfoliation.  I felt I could use it everyday because it was more mild.  It gave a great smoothness to my skin too.  If you are like me and favor a more gentle exfoliation, then the French Red Clay Konjac Sponge would be perfect for you.  They also offer other Konjac sponges for varying skin types or if you prefer a deeper exfoliation.  $10

Lillian Eve Cuticle Oil Pen-

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When I saw that I got this Lillian Eve Cuticle Pen I was pretty stoked!  I hate when my cuticles are dry looking, and this is the perfect solution for that.  Best of all I can take it anywhere and not have to risk it spilling because it comes in a convenient pen.  Just brush it on your cuticles and rub in.  It only has four simple ingredients too!  I love putting this on before doing my nails.  After I put it on, it’s so much easier to push my cuticles back because my cuticles are soft.  I noticed I wasn’t getting hang nails as much either because my cuticles were so hydrated.  You all need this!  Plus, what a great stocking stuffer for Christmas.  Lillian Eve also carries a ton of non-toxic nail polishes, hand creams and nail polish removers-you’re one stop shop for nails!  $12

EO Coconut Lemon Hand Sanitizer Spray-

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Who doesn’t need hand sanitizer??  Since we know the mainstream stuff is filled with junk, grabbing something more natural is a no brainer.  I love that this comes in spray form.  So easy to just spray on my hands, but also on other things I’m wanting to disinfect.  I noticed myself spraying it on shopping carts at the store or cleaning my steering wheel with it.  Oh and bonus, it smells good!  Coconut and lemon are definitely a winning combination.  I also took this with me on a recent trip, and the little size was perfect for travel.  I especially loved it for my daughter.  Since she’s only 16 months it’s hard sometimes to get her hands to put hand sanitizer on them but with the spray it makes it so much more convenient.  Another great stocking stuffer!  EO also carries a ton of other products.  Anything from body oils to deodorant.  $2.99

Bonnie Ultra Shine Lip Gloss-

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I had never heard of Bonnie products before getting the box.  But I’m so glad it was in there!  This is definitely one of my favorite lip gloss formulas.  It isn’t sticky or goopy at all, but goes on so smooth.  The name says it all-it is an “Ultra Shine” gloss.  I really loved the color Garnet I received too.  More of a brick red, perfect for fall.  The ingredients are amazing as well- no synthetics, just the pure stuff.  It also has a peppermint smell, which I love.  The gloss layered perfect over my lip liners and lipsticks too for more of a pop.  They have it in two other colors.  You can’t beat the price either!  $8, is a steal.  Bonnie also carries body products, candles and fragrance.

Hamadi Shea Spray-

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Hamadi was another brand I had never heard of before but was so excited to try out.  In this box I received the Shea Spray which is similar to a shine spray.  It isn’t like traditional shine sprays that can actually end up damaging the hair.  It’s nourishing and hydrating for the hair with ingredients like aloe, avocado and shea butter. I was concerned it would be too much for my fine hair but I was mistaken!  It actually didn’t weigh down my hair at all.  I sprayed a few sprays on before blowdrying to help hydrate hair, and after I was done I sprayed some more on to calm fly aways.  It gave my hair a great shine and really brought out the highlights, and color of my hair.  I also love how it doesn’t leave my hair crispy at all like some shine products have in the past.  It really does it’s job quite well!  This would be especially great for those with curly, frizzy or coarse hair.  Hamadi also carries a ton of other hair products that I definitely want to check out!  $16

That sums up my review of the Goodbeing box.  I highly recommend you guys check them out!  A great clean and affordable beauty/wellness box.  Have any of you guys heard of it or subscribed?  I’ve teamed up with the Goodbeing to offer one lucky reader a free October box-(what I just reviewed for you)!  Check out my Instagram @gurlgonegreen for all the details.

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